tv [untitled] November 21, 2010 9:00am-9:30am PST
seeing all these shining indian faces once again. could i have all the native americans please remain standing? all native americans, stand up. how about a big round of applause for our native americans here for native american heritage month in november. all you non-indians, just look around. this is what custer saw at the little bighorn, and you know what he said to his men? where did all these indians come from? once again, welcome to the sixth
annual nida american heritage month celebration here at city hall. -- annual native american heritage month cicelebration. i would like to thank our host for this month, native american aids project, the mayor's office, the san francisco native american health center, and kqed public broadcasting. how about a big round of applause for our host? thank you. at this time, when indian people -- when we gather, we throw on our regalia, our outfits. we do not call them costumes. if you are from oklahoma, we call them in being close --
clothes. it is good to see all these dancers and singers as well, their families. when we gather like this, we start out with prayer, so please stand if you are able. creator, grandfather, we give thanks this day for the many blessings for this beautiful day, this opportunity to honor our own here in san francisco city hall. we give thanks to native and non-native alike, those that are here today. when this ends, we hope that they travel safe, that they continue this relationship, creator. we remember the words spoken here by the leaders of our native american community.
creator, blessings upon them. our seniors, are dancers, everyone in attendance. remember those that have passed that are not able to be here, i am for health -- in poor health. remember our veterans. we know you have told us there is no such thing as a good war. we ask that our veterans come home safely and return to their families, their tribes. we pray these things come late -- these things humbly to you, grandfather. [singing]
day. the best it could possibly be. if i've left anything out, creator, grandfather, again, i am a humble two-legged on mother earth. we give thanks this day in your name. you may be seated. thank you. going back to our native american project singers, appropriate song. we will have our dancers come on out.
all right, put your hands together one more time for our fancy dancers. all right. also, seven straight. all right. calling into the arena at this time, our women's traditional. come on out. women's traditional, all ages, women's traditional, come on out. no. traditional, southern co op , this is your contest. i'm kidding. the only one judging you is margin right there. make sure you have your numbers displayed. all right. when you are ready. two sides.
have our dancers get ready for their exit, so we will have larry harrison, will you lead our dancers out? robert leroy will be the last one to exit. and we do that because after our dancers leave, as they are making their way out, a veteran should be the last one to leave that arena. when you are ready. please stand if you are able as our dancers make their exit.